May 20, 2011
embarrassment can kill.
today started early. with that, i was promised an early mark. my wish was granted so i left work just after 3 to head home and get some wedding brownie baked. not before stopping off at lifeline (to pick up some glassware and pink melmac!) and then coles for ingredients. driving home, i had a run in with an angry man who swore he had right of way in a cramped corner at the top of a crazy steep street. it's one of those tricky situations (lack of road markings and tight corners don't help) that left me feeling a little sad and silly. he followed me to my parking spot just outside the opshop where he began yelling at me. being the lover not a fighter (boxing hasn't helped i guess) i just shrugged with confusion about why he was that angry. after a few minutes i got out of my parked car, crossed the street towards the supermarket, stopping just shy of the entrance to admire date scones in the bakery cabinet. can you tell my eating habits mirror my emotions? a little old lady sitting at a card table nearby caught my attention. she was a bowel cancer advocate and as i handed over a small $5 (i'd spent the rest of my change at the oppy, of course) her face brightened, which instantly lifted my mood. as i walked away, she called out to me that my skin was beautiful and asked what skin care regime i followed. i knew she really didn't care about my regime, she just wanted a chat. she picked the right girl. we chatted for several minutes, mostly about oil of olay and staying out of the sun, but she definately left an impression on me. i'm wearing the orange bangle that states 'embarrassment can kill', which i believe can be related to many types of cancer. not only did she enlighten me about the issues that come with early cancer detection, she gave me hope that there are some truly beautiful people out there. to the guy who almost killed my spirit, try a little kindness....i really didn't mean to cut you off. thank you for listening. have a wonderful weekend full of inspiring conversations and time with loved ones. ps. i wish i was wandering tate modern and eating hummingbird bakery cupcakes with my mama..she's in london right now. x
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Posted by kit and nancy. at 1:25 PM